Civil War Period Correct Horse Tack

Horse Tack of the 3rd Texas Cavalry

In additional to outfitting your own person, a Cavalry reenactor must also make sure his horse is outfitted with period correct tack and equipment. Some of your existing equipment may do when you are getting started, especially if you have an English saddle. When you're ready to purchase Civil War tack, one of our favorite sources is Shawn's Custom Saddle's and Tack. He knows exactly the stuff you're looking for and even has a complete starter kit for sell.

Civil War Cavalry Period Horse Tack
3rd Texas Cavalry Trooper with Period-Correct Horse Tack


To learn more, see the links below.

The Cavalryman's Accoutrements - Must read article by Robert A. Neipert

Confederate Saddles and Horse Equipment by Ken Knopp